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Master Classes

Dancing with the Masters

Experience high-quality instruction from legendary artists

Master classes for participants 13 and up with minimum of six years of formal training (plus two years of pointe experience for ballet classes)

The Indianapolis School of Ballet presents master classes featuring some of the most esteemed teachers in America today, providing an exceptional opportunity for students, teachers, and dancers from the Indianapolis area and across the midwest to experience high quality instruction from legendary teachers.

Scott Jovovich

Sunday, January 13, 2019

2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

$30 for advance registration, $40 on day of the event

$15 for observers

 

*** Pre-registration begins on Monday, January 7

 

This class is a theatre class for advanced level dancers ages 13 and up with at least six years of dance training.

Indianapolis Ballet is thrilled to bring back a master of ballet and Broadway when it welcomes Scott Jovovich to the IB studios as part of its 2018/19 Dancing with the Masters Broadway series on Sunday, January 13. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Scott Jovovich began performing at the age of eight, and since that time, his career has taken him worldwide. Exploring his wide range of interests, he has worked in diverse areas of the performing arts field, including dance, musical theater, television, print, choreography, directing, teaching, as well as set and costume design. Jovovich is currently a Lecturer in the Musical Theater BFA program at Pace University’s School of Performing Arts in New York City.

 

From 1982-1995, Mr. Jovovich was a Principal dancer with such companies as The Joffrey Ballet, The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Northern Ballet Theatre (England) with Rudolph Nureyev, The Universal Ballet (Korea), Ballet Arizona, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. His repertoire includes leading roles in ballets by some of the world’s foremost choreographers including: Balanchine, Tudor, DeMille, Ashton, Cranko, Massine, MacMillan, Robbins, Arpino, Joffrey, Lander, Lubovitch, Naharin and Ailey, as well as many of the great 19th Century Classics.

 

Continue below for more of Mr. Jovovich’s incredible biography and full details on his January 13th class.

 

The following guidelines should be followed for this two-hour theatre class:

 

  • The IB studios will open at 1:00 p.m. to allow for warm-up on site
  • Participants are expected to be warmed up and in Studio 1 by the start of the 2:00 p.m. class
  • Character or jazz shoes are encouraged; NO black leather or rubber soled shoes will be allowed
  • Suggested attire is dancewear that will be comfortable and appropriate for a theatre class
Register for Master Class with Scott Jovovich beginning Monday, Jan. 7

When registering online for the Dancing with the Masters series, please use the following steps after clicking the button above:

 

1. Create a Studio Director account to begin the registration process

–  If you are already registered in Studio Director with ISB you can skip this step

 

2. Once your account is created, take the following steps to register:

–  Click the “Enroll in a Class” link
–  Click the “2019 Auditions/Master Classes” link
–  On the calendar, click on the green audition link for the Jan. 13 Scott Jovovich Master Class

 

If you have questions or need assistance in creating an account, please email school@indyballet.org.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Scott Jovovich began performing at the age of eight, and since that time, his career has taken him worldwide. Exploring his wide range of interests, he has worked in diverse areas of the performing arts field, including dance, musical theater, television, print, choreography, directing, teaching, as well as set and costume design. Jovovich is currently a Lecturer in the Musical Theater BFA program at Pace University’s School of Performing Arts in New York City.

 

From 1982-1995, Mr. Jovovich was a Principal dancer with such companies as The Joffrey Ballet, The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Northern Ballet Theatre (England) with Rudolph Nureyev, The Universal Ballet (Korea), Ballet Arizona, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. His repertoire includes leading roles in ballets by some of the world’s foremost choreographers including: Balanchine, Tudor, DeMille, Ashton, Cranko, Massine, MacMillan, Robbins, Arpino, Joffrey, Lander, Lubovitch, Naharin and Ailey, as well as many of the great 19th Century Classics.

 

In 1989, Mr. Jovovich was featured in the Tony Award winning musical, “JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY”. The experience not only afforded him the opportunity to work closely with Mr. Robbins, but several other musical theater greats, among them, Mary Martin, Adolph Green, Nancy Walker, Betty Comden and Leonard Bernstein. Jovovich worked on two subsequent projects with Mr. Robbins, a reworking of “WEST SIDE STORY”, and “THE HOME PLAY”, a play based on Robbins’ life. Since then he has appeared in “CAROUSEL” at Lincoln Center, “ONCE UPON A MATTRESS” with Sarah Jessica Parker, and “FOSSE”, where he was privileged to learn the incomparable Fosse Legacy from Anne Reinking, and Fosse’s greatest muse, theater and film legend, Gwen Verdon. Mr. Jovovich has appeared in numerous TV commercials and soaps, performed on the 1989, 1997, and 1999 TONY AWARDS Broadcasts, THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW, and was a guest on “MONDAY NIGHT SPORTS”.

 

Jovovich has directed and choreographed for nightclub, musical theater, concert dance, commercials and industrials. In 1987, his “VARIATIONS ON I GOT RHYTHM” was created for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He directed and choreographed a commercial, also for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He’s choreographed several musicals including: “THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS”, “SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS”, and “ANYTHING GOES”. Jovovich has created a number of ballets for various companies, among them a full length “NUTCRACKER”, “SEND IN THE CLOWNS”,  “GEORGIE’S BLUES”, “CARMINA BURANA”, “BLUE METALLICA”, ”FRANK’S PLACE”, “GLAZUNOV FANTASY”, “TANGO TALK”, “SUMMER’S CALL”, “O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM”, and a concert version of “PORGY AND BESS”.

 

As a teacher, Mr. Jovovich has been on the faculty of The Joffrey Ballet School, The Shirley Rock School of The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, The Brandywine Ballet, The New York City Dance Alliance, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and in 1991, Jovovich opened his own school in Philadelphia, The Academy for the Performing Arts. The school produced a number of high caliber dancers who have received scholarships to some of the country’s most prominent schools, and more recently, contracts with THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET, THE PENNSYLVANIA BALLET, and THE STATE OF MISSOURI BALLET.

 

Jovovich received his training from several of the most renowned teachers in the performing arts field, including Patricia Wilde, Lupe Serrano, Chérie Noble, Barbara Weisberger, Lee Theodore, Benjamin Harkarvy, John Prinz, Maggie Black, Valentina Pereyaslavic, and Edward Myers. He studied voice with Paul Elkin, Gene McLaughlin, and Tom Sheppard, and received his drama training from The Pittsburgh Playhouse.

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2018/2019 (Broadway series)

Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer of Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & StollerCharlie and the Chocolate Factory and On The Town

Scott Jovovich, Joffrey Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Northern Ballet Theatre, Universal Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

2017/2018

Viki Bromberg Psihoyos, New York City Ballet, The George Balanchine Trust

2015/2016

Sandra Jennings, New York City Ballet, George Balanchine Trust

Nilas Martins, Co-Director of the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, Repetiteur for the George Balanchine trust

Melinda Roy, New York City Ballet, Co-Creator of the NYCB Workout, Founder of Gulfshore Ballet

2014/2015

Paul Boos, Repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust, New York City Ballet

Michael Vernon, Chair of Indiana University Department of Ballet, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet

David Hochoy, Artistic Director Dance Kaleidoscope, Martha Graham Dance Company

2013/2014

Melinda Roy, New York City Ballet, Co-Creator of the NYCB Workout, Founder of Gulfshore Ballet

Michael Vernon, Chair of Indiana University Department of Ballet, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet

David Hochoy, Artistic Director Dance Kaleidoscope, Martha Graham Dance Company

2012/2013

Victoria Simon, New York City Ballet, George Balanchine Trust

Michael Vernon, Chair of Indiana University Department of Ballet, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet

Violette Verdy, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Indiana University Department of Ballet

Sandra Jennings, New York City Ballet, George Balanchine Trust

2011/2012

David Hochoy, Artistic Director Dance Kaleidoscope, Martha Graham Dance Company

Zippora Karz, New York City Ballet

Michael Vernon, Chair of Indiana University Department of Ballet, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet

2010/2011

Scott Jovovich, Joffrey Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Northern Ballet Theatre, Universal Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Zippora Karz, New York City Ballet

Michael Vernon, Chair of Indiana University Department of Ballet, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet

2009/2010

Sandra Jennings, New York City Ballet, George Balanchine Trust

Michael Vernon, Chair of Indiana University Department of Ballet, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet

Scott Jovovich, Joffrey Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Northern Ballet Theatre, Universal Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

2008/2009

Michael Vernon, Chair of Indiana University Department of Ballet, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet

Daniel Duell, Founding Artistic Director Ballet Chicago, New York City Ballet

Scott Jovovich, Joffrey Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Northern Ballet Theatre, Universal Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Violette Verdy, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Indiana University Department of Ballet

2007/2008

Violette Verdy, New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theater, Indiana University Department of Ballet

Michael Vernon, Chair of Indiana University Department of Ballet, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera Ballet, Eglevsky Ballet

Suki Schorer, New York City Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, School of American Ballet Faculty

Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director Miami City Ballet, New York City Ballet

Barbara Weisberger, Founding Artistic Director Pennsylvania Ballet, New York City Ballet

Scott Jovovich, Joffrey Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Northern Ballet Theatre, Universal Ballet, Ballet Arizona, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company